Will Tyson Fury fight Anthony Joshua in 2022? The road to an all-British blockbuster.
British boxing fans are clamoring for a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, which is currently a long way off.
After another thrilling year of boxing in 2021, the heavyweight division has entered the New Year in good shape, with a number of highly anticipated bouts scheduled for the coming 12 months.
The all-British mega match-up between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is, of course, the fight on everyone’s lips in boxing.
The two heavyweights were set to fight in the ring in 2021, but a court ruling forced Fury to fight Deontay Wilder for the third time, effectively ending the Gypsy King’s £200 million fight with Joshua.
For obvious reasons, AJ’s hopes of fighting Fury were dashed as well.
A new year, on the other hand, has brought with it new possibilities.
Will Britain’s two top heavyweights finally meet in 2022?
There are a slew of issues that could derail the all-British blockbuster, but the fight is far from off the table.
Fury’s first opponent in 2022, after defending his WBC world title in October, will almost certainly not be Joshua, as he will face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.
In addition, ahead of an all-British matchup, AJ has his sights set on a rematch with Ukrainian rival Oleksandr Usyk.
Last September, Joshua shockingly lost all three of his heavyweight titles to Usyk after being soundly defeated on points in their first fight in London.
The Englishman, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to redeem himself – and his titles – once the rematch clause is activated, which is expected to take place in April.
Of course, if Joshua is able to reclaim his former belts from Usyk, the 32-year-old will have to face Fury, who currently holds the WBC title.
However, if Joshua loses to Usyk for the second time, there is a major complication that could derail the all-British blockbuster.
If AJ loses, he will fall further down the pecking order.
Fury has a history of wanting to fight the best in the sport, and he has done so in the past.
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